Opinion

Fighting for inclusion can never be fascism, Drew Forrest!

The M&G has a responsibility to deplatform dehumanising views, to advocate for free speech but not allow hate speech

South Africa is home to a culture of transphobia

Two M&G articles defending trans-exclusionary views draw on the insidious anti-trans rhetoric flourishing in the UK, but ignore our country’s constitutional protections

What South Africa’s excessive rains mean for food prices

We will have a poorer harvest than the glowing 2020-21 harvest, but will probably not have to import supplies

Radical economic transformation ‘bullshit’ won’t change lives of poor

Lindiwe Sisulu and other power and prosperity seekers in the ANC had the authority to improve the lives of ‘the people’, but didn’t

‘A weird new sort of fascism’

‘Trans-exclusionary’ views are not unlawful. So what gives self-appointed enforcers the right to police what can and cannot be said about transgender people?

Small businesses must be proactive in their tax affairs

There are numerous means by which errant taxpayers can start the new year on a clean slate

World’s crises are interlinked and need a global response

The connections between health, climate change, declining public trust and democratic legitimacy, and geopolitical instability must be recognised

Our ancestors worked less and had better lives. What are we doing wrong?

In an age of both untold prosperity and existential crisis, it’s time to rethink work

The harrying of Kathleen Stock

The bitterly polarised controversy over the status of transgender people has spawned attacks on freedom of thought and speech at British and South African universities

Ramaphosa’s quick release of Zondo’s report a bold but dangerous move

Probe findings may result in little more than a Pyrrhic victory as kingpins go free

A giant of the anti-apartheid movement has fallen

Bhamjee’s selfless dedication to the struggle against injustice is an inspiration for us all

Viva Rastazeneca, viva!

Lindiwe Sisulu’s broadside isn’t the only attack on SA’s supreme law.

Editorial: Education failures are a failure for us all

For the next three months we all must critically engage with the education sector to halt the flood of a generation slipping through.

‘Don’t Look Up’ but do look out, here comes Shell

We live in the Earth, not on the Earth, but continuing with an extractive mindset will be the end of us all

It’s imperative that South Africa moves fast on state capture prosecutions. Here’s why

Most South Africans believe the report into state capture must be followed up to ensure that those responsible for rampant corruption are held accountable

US makes a mockery of international law

The US’s claims of ‘rules-based order’ is the camouflage behind which American exceptionalism flourishes.

Lest we forget Tutu’s anger, and our own faces

The hardest part of reckoning is the reckoning and where the archbishop is resented it is not for the ways in which the TRC failed but those in which it succeeded and brought an unfathomable past into a flawed present, writes Elisha Kunene.

Vaccine conundrums to keep one up at night

Why do religious leaders feel no compunction to harm their followers, when they could ‘pray for the destruction of a satanic vaccine’ instead?
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